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EU Exit Preparations

Please ensure that you and your staff are familiar with the DfE guidance available online at
Lord Agnew (Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the School System) issued a letter to Directors of Children’s Services requesting that it is shared with state schools. Read the ‘Guidance for schools on leaving the EU’ letter online.

What’s Next? 2020-2021: the essential guide to post-16 options


The latest version of the What’s Next? booklet is out now! Please share with students in Years 9-13 choosing their education and career options .

What’s Next? is a booklet that gives Gloucestershire students in Years 9-13 information and advice on choosing their education and career options.


The latest edition, What’s Next? 2020-2021, is an essential guide that covers topics including choosing GCSE options, post-16 study, preparing for the world of work and preparing for adulthood.


Students have to stay in some form of education or training until their 18th birthday, but this doesn’t have to be at school. There are lots of options and more than one route to success. This booklet aims to take young people through the range of different options available, so that they can make an informed decision about what to do when they leave school.

Please encourage your students to download and read What’s Next? 2020-2021, which can be accessed here: https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/education-and-learning/post-16/whats-next-2020-2021/.

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